After thanking the Roanoke Women’s Foundation for a grant for the Craig County Field of Dreams, Debbie Snead poses with children.

By Pam Dudding-Burch

When locals are asked if they know a lady named Debbie Snead, their responses usually include descriptions of how big her heart is as well as her country charm.


From educating, to building a community, to just about everything in between, Debbie Snead is known for doing it all.

“I cannot think of a more deserving individual to give a special tribute to than Debbie Snead,” Enola Ross shared. “I’ve known Debbie since the ’70s and worked with her for 17 years at the Craig County Extension Office.”

Snead did not grow up in Craig, yet when she and her husband, George “Chip” Snead, moved to the area 45 years ago, they immediately fell in love with the place.

“We lived in Blacksburg and wanted to live…



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